Category Archives: Life & Faith

In your anger, do not sin…

Well, that’s what Ephesians 4:26 and Psalm 4:4 say anyway. Looks like my philosophy of that today was: “In their anger, do not let your children sin; but you may sin in your anger towards your children’s anger.” Confusing? Let me explain. We have spent the past several weeks researching what kind of vehicle to […]

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There’s no such thing as inconvenience.

I am sitting here on my bed. On the duvet on my bed. (Literally on the duvet which is duvet-coverless at the moment because the order for a seriously beautiful duvet (an anniversary treat since we’ve been sleeping with a $13 comforter and sheets stained with chocolate milk) that was supposed to take one week is now […]

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Faith

Today was our last Sunday at Faith Covenant Church in Winnipeg, our church for the past three years. One of the reasons we chose Providence in the first place was because of its proximity to a Covenant church. (Though, in retrospect, I wouldn’t call an hour and twenty minutes round trip each Sunday such “close” […]

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Songs to Remember

Today in the middle of my busyness, my anxiety, uncertainty, and my domestic chores I heard the song “Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us” by Fernando Ortega. I love that song. As I listened I instantly felt that bittersweet feeling that comes during times of hope and uncertainty — times when life is changing and […]

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The Myth of the “New”

For Lent I gave up “buying things”. I can buy food and gas (sometimes the gas is thrown in free depending on the kind of food I buy! Ba-doom Ching!), and last week I bought supplies for Luke’s birthday party. But other than that, I do not buy anything. Now, Sunday is the feast day, […]

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What’s there to fear about having kids?

Here in Manitoba we have quite a few sets of friends who are newly married. Married two or three years, just long enough for people to start wondering, “So… what about kids?” Marc and I were married young — really young when I look back on it. I had turned 21 four months before the wedding and […]

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The Trouble With Living in Community

I’ve experienced a fair bit of anxiety this semester regarding needing other people’s help. Marc and I, for the first time, are both taking a class in the time slot. This is the first time that we’ve had to do this. In the past, I’ve always just chosen another class or not taken a class […]

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Letting It All Go

I am currently working on a seminar that I need to lead on the practice of Sabbath as a spiritual discipline. (Actually, before that assignment I have to hand in a seven page confession of my Christology, and trying very hard not to swear like Fred Flinstone in my head because it has been a […]

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Something Good

In my Spiritual Formation class this morning, we did a memorization exercise for John 15:16. You did not choose me but I chose you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. At the end of the exercise, […]

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Passing Cars: An Analogy for Life

I guess I better start telling some stories… I’ve had this post brewing for years, but last weekend finally offered the perfect example: We have to go up a couple gravel roads before we get to the paved roads that get us to Winnipeg for church. A few weeks ago on our way to church […]

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